Employment: Lectureship (fixed term, part-time) in Old English, University College Cork

Deadline: 23 November 2015

Fixed Term Part-time (40%) Appointment of 12 Months Duration (this is an IRC New Horizons funded post).

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer. Reporting to the Head of the School of English, the Lecturer in Old English will have an expertise in Old English language and literature evidenced by a doctorate in a relevant area and an emerging or established publication record. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to teach Old English language at undergraduate level, as well as Old English literature (both poetry and prose) in the original, and Old Norse-Icelandic poetry (including Eddic poetry) in translation. S/he will be required to convene the second-year module ‘An Introduction to Old English Language’ as well as delivering introductory lectures on Beowulf and its contexts to a large first-year cohort. S/he will also be required to deliver a third-year seminar on Old Norse poetry, to teach and assess the Old English strand of the Texts and Contexts: Medieval to Renaissance MA, and to supervise MA theses. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will maintain a commitment to producing high quality scholarship in the field of Old English literature. The successful candidate will be expected to participate as appropriate in the normal administrative work of the School.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

Appointment may be made on the Lectureship Salary Scale: pro-rata of €31,821 – €56,967/62,353 – €76,942.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Professor Alex Davis, Tel: 021 902241, Email: a.davis@ucc.ie. For further information on the School of English, UCC, please visit http://www.ucc.ie/en/english/.

To Apply: Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 5pm on 23 November 2015, by emailing a completed application form to a.davis@ucc.ie

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